John Lennon's "Nowhere Man" is a deceptively complex song masquerading as a much simpler one. The unique trick Lennon uses in engaging the listener is by starting out pointing a caustic finger at someone...
He's a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land...
But when he gets to the second verse, Lennon turns the song around, with one deft line.
...knows not where he's going to, isn't he a bit like you and me?
With that admonition, Lennon forces the listen to change their viewpoint radically, mid-sentence. At first, the listener is feeling superior to the Nowhere Man, but now, the listener has to admit that, yes, they too sometimes are lost.
Then comes the healing bridge, where Lennon assures us that 'the world is at your command.'
At this point, the song has become a tool of self-examination, rather than accusation. A brilliant songwriting feat, one of the many Lennon songs that clearly were written from a personal standpoint, which endear them to the listener.